Voice of the People: March 5, 2014

WTNH– Movie-goers whose ears hurt after watching a film could soon be getting some relief. Connecticut lawmakers are considering a proposal to establish a maximum decibel level at theaters across the state. Lots of calls on this one in tonight’s voice of the people.

“Tell government to stay out of movie theater, they’re got enough to do, without going into the movie theater,” said Ray, Mystic.

“The state of Connecticut has nothing else to do but worry about the sound in the movies. Ain’t this something? why can’t they worry about how high the gas taxes and gas is, the taxes we pay in Connecticut and everything else?” said Fred, New Haven.

“I 100% agree, it is way too loud and it’s also visually annoying,” said Sharon, Old Saybrook.

“I think regulating the decibels in movie theaters is a good thing. I might actually go back to seeing movies in the theater. I’ve left movies. I’ve gone to Harry Potter movies with cotton stuffed in my ears, I’ve asked management to lower movies, it’s just horrific,” said Fran, Weathersfield.

“Just keep in mind that people 20,30 and 30 years old don’t have to have the volume up loud but when you get to be 50 60 or 70 years old those people have a hearing loss and they cant hear what a 20-year-old can hear. So if you lower the volume too much the old people won’t be able to hear the movie,” said Joyce, Naugatuck.


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